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Whooping cranes Uncle Julio's
(Mike Allen)
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I‘ve lived in Oklahoma my entire life, but I had never heard about whooping cranes migrating through here until just this past week.

It’s fairly fascinating, really. Every year around this time, they pass through eastern Oklahoma on their way to southern Texas, and their numbers have been growing due to conservation efforts for the past few decades.

I don’t want to draw a cheesy parallel to the growth of OKC in the past 20 years, but I do like seeing progress when people care. Perhaps whooping cranes enjoy seeing it, too.

— Mike Allen


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